Outrage over Trayvon Martin shooting is misplaced

July 15, 2013 

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. This was a tragic situation that probably should not have happened, but it did and we must accept that.

A great many shooting deaths happened that same day, but for some reason this one caught the attention of the country. If it had been a black on white, black on black or white on white, it would have been just another statistic and would not have been turned into a race crime.

When Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the liberal news media and even the president became involved, it became a national crisis. Where is the outrage over the 4,000 or so black on black murders last year? Why aren't these same people on the television every day talking and demonstrating about that tragedy? They are just promoting more racism instead of trying to solve the problem.

Maybe they should do a favor for everyone and just move to a country that reflects their views. Then, maybe this country can heal the wounds caused by this tragedy.

DAVID J. SILVA

Los Banos

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